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Howard Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Howard Lake had a population of 2,033 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Howard Lake is located at latitude 45.0545 and longitude -94.0632 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Howard Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Howard Lake (GNIS ID: 2394430) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howard Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard Lake: City of Howard Lake, Howard.

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Howard Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,033
Daytime Population: Workers 1,128
Daytime Population: Residents 970
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 2,010
Population in Familes 1,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,083
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $55,282
Average Household Income $68,799
Per Capita Income $27,861


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 622 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $151,907
Average Home Value $190,902


Total Households 816
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.55%
Households 0.5% 0.61%
Families 0.5% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Howard Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 257 72nd
Population Density # 245 73rd
Diversity Index # 347 62nd
Median Household Income # 439 52nd
Per Capita Income # 490 46th

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